Emancipation of Slaves in the District of Columbia, 1862-1863

An Act of April 16, 1862 (12 Stat. 376) abolished slavery in the District of Columbia. Under Section 3 of the Act, the President was authorized to appoint a board of three commissioners, who were residents of the District, to examine petitions for compensation from former owners of freed slaves in the District.

An Act of July 12, 1862 (12 Stat. 538), provided that petitions could be received from slaves whose owners had not presented petition for compensation.

Here is a list of the record of petitions filed under the Act of April 16, 1862, dated April 29 - July 15, 1862 showing the date the petition was filed, the number of the petition, name of petitioner, names of slaves, and value of slaves as claimed in the petition.

Final Report of the Board of Commissioners


3101 records found
  (Total records:3101)
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records per page
  DateDocketPetitionersNo. slavesSlavesClaimants ValueAssessors ValueCommissions ValueRemarks
May 6, 186239Thomas Carberry12Mary1000  43.8
May 6, 186239Thomas Carberry12Sally1000  109.5
May 6, 186239Thomas Carberry12Jane Minor800  262.8
May 6, 186239Thomas Carberry12William1800  306.6
May 6, 186239Thomas Carberry12Jane Scott600  328.5
May 6, 186239Thomas Carberry12Sarah Prior1500  438
May 6, 186239Thomas Carberry12Marcellus600  438
May 6, 186239Thomas Carberry12Dominick450  284.7
May 6, 186239Thomas Carberry12George Minor1500  613.2
May 6, 186239Thomas Carberry12Mary Bryan500  120.45

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